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Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship SPHERE FLUIDICS LTD

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences company, which manufactures instruments and specialist consumables for the global research community. Sphere Fluidics is a company of approximately 40 employees and growing quickly. They are currently looking for a laboratory technician apprentice.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,675.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000070151

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Role Purpose

The Laboratory Technician Apprentices will assist the Operations team with a variety of laboratory based and general business operations tasks, in accordance with operating procedures and quality standards. Full training will be provided after which they will make a key contribution to the team’s success. The Laboratory Technician Apprentices will report to the Head of Health, Safety and Facilities to support all areas of Operations, Production and Research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support laboratory based teams with bottling up, re-stocking consumables, washing-up and keeping the work areas clean, tidy and well organised.
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate safety procedures in collaboration with the Health and Safety department.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to a variety of lab based teams as required.
  • Bottling finished goods stock with the Manufacturing team.
  • Performing quality tests as part of our quality control procedures.
  • Identify bottlenecks and problematic processes.
  • Support the Facilities Manager with projects and running the day to day aspects of the site.
  • Learn other areas of the business so that future career goals can be flexible and opportunities within the company are optimised.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Working towards the laboratory technician level 3 apprenticeship standard. 
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role has the potential to convert to a permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and develop new skills, have a keen eye for consistency, a structured approach to their work with excellent adherence to procedures and quality. Our culture is team orientated and we promote open and honest lines of communication and value a focus on excellence, quality and safety.

About the employer

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences company, which manufactures instruments and specialist consumables for the global research community. We are a company of approximately 40 employees and growing quickly. We have impressive plans requiring new and exciting skill-sets and global capabilities to support this period of growth.

Employer

SPHERE FLUIDICS LTD

Address

Sphere Fluidics Ltd, McClintock Building, Granta Park, Great Abington

CAMBRIDGE

CB21 6GP

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Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Aug 2022